Fabrication of working and counter electrodes on plastic substrates for flexible dye-sensitized solar cells

Yeong-Lin Lai, Yeong Kang Lai, Chun Yi Zheng, Guo Hui Xu, Yi-Ming Wang, Shan Ching Chen

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This paper presents the fabrication technologies related to flexible titanium-dioxide (TiO2) working electrodes and graphite counter electrodes on plastic substrates for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). The DSSC on a plastic substrate had a sandwich structure consisting of a TiO2 working electrode, an electrolyte, and a graphite counter electrode. Nano-crystalline TiO2 powder, titanium (IV) bis (ammonium lactato) dihydroxide (TALH), de-ionized water (DI water), and Triton X-100 were added to the mixture of PDMS base and curing agents to form TiO2 colloids for the TiO2 working electrode. The material analysis of the TiO2 working electrode and the graphite counter electrode employed field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Nano-crystalline TiO2 powder was used to form the TiO2 working electrode. The surface characteristics of the TiO2 and graphite films were investigated herein. The low-cost fabrication technologies of the TiO2 working electrode and graphite counter electrode on the plastic substrate were clearly demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number00031
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Volume123
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 21
Event2nd International Conference on Precision Machinery and Manufacturing Technology, ICPMMT 2017 - Kending, Pingtung, Taiwan
Duration: 2017 May 192017 May 21

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Plastics
Fabrication
Electrodes
Graphite
Substrates
Nanocrystalline powders
Dye-sensitized solar cells
Sandwich structures
Octoxynol
Colloids
Titanium
Ammonium Compounds
Field emission
Titanium dioxide
Electrolytes
Curing
Atomic force microscopy
X ray diffraction
Scanning electron microscopy
Water

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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Fabrication of working and counter electrodes on plastic substrates for flexible dye-sensitized solar cells. / Lai, Yeong-Lin; Lai, Yeong Kang; Zheng, Chun Yi; Xu, Guo Hui; Wang, Yi-Ming; Chen, Shan Ching.

In: MATEC Web of Conferences, Vol. 123, 00031, 21.09.2017.

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